According to Transport for London, the license for Uber's work in London will not be renewed. It is ending to work by 30th of September. The taxi operator showed a lack of corporate responsibility in its work. Which, according to representatives of TfL, can harm public safety. Nevertheless, Uber, whose services are used by about 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers, intends to challenge the decision in court. "Transport for London and the city authorities went by a small group of people who want to limit competition. This decision is not open and shows London's unwillingness to innovate," - the representative of Uber reports. Opponents of the company say that Uber provokes congestion on the roads and poorly controls its drivers.
The company was repeatedly accused of concealing sexual crimes and increasing accidents on the roads, and trade unions criticized the company for the poor working conditions of drivers. "I fully support the decision of TfL - it would be erroneous to extend the license of Uber if there is a possibility of a threat to the safety of Londoners," - said Sadik Khan, the mayor of London. Secretary-General of the Association of Taxi Drivers Steve McNamara supported the mayor in the decision. "We expect that Uber will try to challenge the decision in court and expect that justice will leave the decision in force. This immoral company does not belong in the streets of London," - McNamara said.